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[Resource] Details of Federal Canadian Dental Plan Released

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Details of Federal Canadian Dental Plan Released

Posted on February 23, 2024

The Government of Canada has announced some details of the new Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) which is designed to help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care.


To qualify for the CDCP, the following criteria must be met:

  • have filed their tax return in the previous year
  • an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000
  • no access to private dental insurance
  • be a Canadian resident for tax purposes

Application Process and Rollout

The program will be rolled out in a phased approach over the coming months, starting with seniors. Beginning in December 2023, letters will start to be mailed to potentially eligible seniors informing them they may qualify for the plan and inviting them to apply. This letter will include a personalized application code and instructions on how to apply over the phone.

See full detail summary here

  • By

    Office of the Seniors Advocate BC

  • Published

    Feb 26, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • Age-friendly Communities
    • General Health and Wellness
  • Audience
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Government
    • Funders
  • Category
    • Best Practices
    • Referrals
    • Other Topics


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